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The first six books of the Elements of Euclid, in which coloured diagrams and symbols are used instead of letters ..

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The first six books of the Elements of Euclid, in which coloured diagrams and symbols are used instead of letters ..

Published 1847
Topics Geometry

His most innovative educational work was a version of 'Euclid's Elements' which used coloured graphic explanations of each geometric principle. It was published by Pickering (publishers) in 1847.
The book has become the subject of renewed interest in recent years for its innovative graphic conception and its style which prefigures the modernist experiments of the Bauhaus and De Stijl movements. Information design writer Edward Tufte refers to the book in his work on graphic design and McLean in his Victorian book design of 1963. In 2010 Taschen republished the work in a facsimile edition.

Publisher London, W. Pickering
Year 1847
Pages 308
Language English
Call number AHH-8373
Digitizing sponsor University of Toronto
Book contributor Fisher - University of Toronto
Collection thomasfisher; toronto

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Reviewer: vickperry - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 27, 2015
Subject: Color PDF version is the best
The OCR based versions (EPUB, Kindle, etc) have severe accuracy issues - perhaps due to antique fonts. In my opinion, the color PDF version is the best for readability.

Amazing book. Using color diagrams to illustrate geometry concepts is genius!
Reviewer: prose - favoritefavoritefavorite - September 12, 2014
Subject: Some pages not downloading but very cool anyway!
Pages 12, 58, 205 and 102 do not download even though there are shadows of images on the pages. However, it is a great book and a wonderful concept.
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